Military Family Month, 2014, 65857-65858 [2014-26476]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Presidential Documents 65857 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9200 of October 31, 2014 Military Family Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For more than two centuries, members of our Armed Forces have defended our country with unyielding courage. In our Nation’s times of need, these brave patriots step forward to answer America’s call, leaving behind everything they know and love. And as they help secure our freedom and democracy, their families sacrifice alongside them. During Military Family Month, we recognize every spouse, parent, sibling, child, and loved one who stands with our service members, and we reaffirm our solemn vow to serve these families as well as they serve us. The selflessness of our military families tells a story of unfailing duty and devotion. Through long deployments, difficult separations, and moves across the country and overseas, spouses and partners put their careers on hold and children take on extra responsibilities. With grace and resilience, families endure the absence of loved ones and shoulder the burdens of war. And when battle ends and our service members return home, their families support their transition and recovery. To fulfill our sacred promise to our service members and their loved ones, my Administration continues to make supporting our military families a top priority. This year, we launched the Veterans Employment Center, an interagency resource to connect transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses to meaningful career opportunities. We are also committed to fostering partnerships with organizations that help military caregivers and making consistent and effective family services available, including mental health care and counseling, deployment and relocation assistance, and child care and youth programs. Through their Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are working to ensure members of our Armed Forces, veterans, and their families have all the opportunities and benefits they deserve. And since 2011, their efforts have encouraged businesses to hire more than 500,000 veterans and military spouses. Every day, our military families at home and abroad inspire us and remind us of our obligation to take care of those who do so much for our country. As a grateful Nation, we pay tribute to the women and men who have made our military the finest fighting force the world has ever known, and we honor the enduring strength and dedication of their families. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD1.SGM 05NOD1 65858 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–26476 Filed 11–4–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD1.SGM 05NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 214 (Wednesday, November 5, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26476]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9200 of October 31, 2014

                
Military Family Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For more than two centuries, members of our Armed 
                Forces have defended our country with unyielding 
                courage. In our Nation's times of need, these brave 
                patriots step forward to answer America's call, leaving 
                behind everything they know and love. And as they help 
                secure our freedom and democracy, their families 
                sacrifice alongside them. During Military Family Month, 
                we recognize every spouse, parent, sibling, child, and 
                loved one who stands with our service members, and we 
                reaffirm our solemn vow to serve these families as well 
                as they serve us.

                The selflessness of our military families tells a story 
                of unfailing duty and devotion. Through long 
                deployments, difficult separations, and moves across 
                the country and overseas, spouses and partners put 
                their careers on hold and children take on extra 
                responsibilities. With grace and resilience, families 
                endure the absence of loved ones and shoulder the 
                burdens of war. And when battle ends and our service 
                members return home, their families support their 
                transition and recovery.

                To fulfill our sacred promise to our service members 
                and their loved ones, my Administration continues to 
                make supporting our military families a top priority. 
                This year, we launched the Veterans Employment Center, 
                an interagency resource to connect transitioning 
                service members, veterans, and their spouses to 
                meaningful career opportunities. We are also committed 
                to fostering partnerships with organizations that help 
                military caregivers and making consistent and effective 
                family services available, including mental health care 
                and counseling, deployment and relocation assistance, 
                and child care and youth programs. Through their 
                Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama 
                and Dr. Jill Biden are working to ensure members of our 
                Armed Forces, veterans, and their families have all the 
                opportunities and benefits they deserve. And since 
                2011, their efforts have encouraged businesses to hire 
                more than 500,000 veterans and military spouses.

                Every day, our military families at home and abroad 
                inspire us and remind us of our obligation to take care 
                of those who do so much for our country. As a grateful 
                Nation, we pay tribute to the women and men who have 
                made our military the finest fighting force the world 
                has ever known, and we honor the enduring strength and 
                dedication of their families.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as 
                Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor 
                military families through private actions and public 
                service for the tremendous contributions they make in 
                support of our service members and our Nation.

[[Page 65858]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-26476
Filed 11-4-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5